McNair Scholars

Mission Statement


The McNair Scholars Program aims to diversify academia by preparing talented yet underserved students for graduate programs, especially in Ph.D. paths.


The McNair Scholars Program strives to provide opportunities, support, and career development tools to first-generation college students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and to students from racial and ethnic populations underrepresented in graduate programs. We aspire to provide academically relevant and culturally sensitive services with the goal of achieving equitable outcomes.